And, thinking of a free sheet, Bess gave the little sloop a foot or two more of main-sheet.
An' yet, did ever a vessel get anywhere without a free sheet at times?
It blew now from the south-east, and the boat reached out with a free sheet.
We ran up the stream with a free sheet for six hours, when we stopped for a short time to get the kettle boiled.
It was quite dark, when, running in with a free sheet, we came close to a large barge rowed by six men.